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2 Involve internal and external stakeholders using various communications tools. Align and focus the entire school system with measurable outcomes. Excite Forsyth County Schools and enable it to THRIVE in challenging times. Support school improvement plans and annual department goals. Build on the success of and improve upon the three previous Strategic Plans. Reassess the district’s vision, mission and beliefs : A Plan That Will…

3 Where does Forsyth County Schools Stand TODAY?

4 District Accreditation renewal SAT scores above state and national averages Top performer in state for CRCT and EOCT results Lead metro-counties with highest graduation rate All high schools named AP Honor Schools 23 Governor’s Highest Achievement Awards 3 Georgia Schools of Excellence and 1 National School of Excellence Countless national and state-level staff and student recognitions Highlights

5 38,707 students & 5,000 staff in 36 schools Grown +1,200 new students since May, th largest district of 180 in Georgia Student Demographics o Hawaiian 25 o American Indian168 o Multi-Racial988 o African American 1,011 o Asian 3,334 o Hispanic 4,764 o White 28, School Year

6 Growth o Increased 118% since 2000 o Larger class sizes o 48 classrooms in trailers o Opened Kelly Mill ES Last school that has funding for construction o By 2016, 17 schools will be over capacity o Current SPLOST committed to making bond payments Began July, 2012 and expires June, School Year (cont.)

7 First staff pay increase (+1%) in three years o Increased employee costs for health insurance and retirement contributions o Maintain 3 furlough days for fourth straight year No tax increase for residents o $21.9 million less in funding from State Since 2003, FCS has earned, but not received $115.4 million in funding from the State o Local revenue decreased 4% Since 2009, local digest has decreased 19% Same funding level as 2007 when FCS had 30,000 students School Year (cont.)

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9 Next Steps for Strategic PlanningDates Design and Conduct Environmental Scan Gathered input from School and District Leadership Analyzed existing data and review anticipated future trends Online input form Hold joint LSC and PTA/O meeting Conduct focus groups Summer Aug. – Sept. Develop Desired Outcomes/Impacts and Key Success IndicatorsSeptember Develop Strategies and Related Actions for Each Desired Outcome October - November

10 TimelineDates Compile Draft Plan Obtain online feedback November - December Review Feedback and Finalize Plan December - January BOE Approves Strategic PlanJanuary 2013 Communicate New Plan and Begin Work on Realigning the R4 Data Dashboard to New Goals, Strategies and Key Actions February

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